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Our skilled team at Alternative Drainage is committed to tackling drainage issues in the Leeds area, covering places such as Pudsey, Otley, Wetherby, Tadcaster, Garforth, Morley, Horsforth, Rothwell, Yeadon and Guiseley.
Are you facing issues with blocked drains, obstructed pipes, sinks, baths, or toilets? Reach out to Alternative Drainage for a speedy resolution! We understand the urgency of fixing your problem swiftly, and our proficient drainage technicians are available 24/7, 365 days a year to address your concerns.
Our range of services includes clearing drain blockages, conducting drain repairs, utilising high-pressure water jetting, performing CCTV surveys, eliminating root intrusions, and unblocking sinks and toilets. Alternative Drainage is prepared and eager to take your call.
Using robust equipment and cutting-edge technology, our drainage experts have the capability to efficiently resolve any drainage-related challenges.
As an independent company serving the entire Yorkshire region with localised technicians, Alternative Drainage operates autonomously, allowing us to offer competitive rates by avoiding intermediary fees.
We charge at a hourly rate and impose no call-out fees, even on holidays and weekends.
If you’re dealing with a blocked drain, toilet, sink, bath, or shower in the Wakefield area, don’t hesitate to contact us for a swift diagnosis, effective resolution, and hassle-free repairs.
In case of emergencies, we strive to reach you within an hour whenever possible. We understand the stress and unhygienic nature of a blocked drain or sink, and you can count on us for a punctual response.
Drainage issues we can fix for you
- Blocked Drains
- Unblock Toilets
- Unblocking Sinks
- Repair Burst Pipes
- Drain Jetting
- Manual Rodding
- Drain Excavation & Installation
- Sewer Manholes
- CCTV Drain Survey
- Drain Relining
- Drain Root Removal
Blocked Drains Leeds
What can cause a blocked drain?
There are a few common issues that can cause your drainage system to become blocked:
Solid deposits – Build-up of substances such as grease and oils that have cooled down and turned solid. This can have a big effect on the flow of your drainage system and cause it to back up.
Non-flushable items – Items such as wipes and nappies or more obscure items can cause blockages within the pipework and lead to major issues.
Environmental Issues – Blockages can form due to root infestation from surrounding trees which have grown into the drainage system or from structural damage such as displacements which could be due to ground movement.
How do I know if my drain is blocked?
There are a couple of signs to look out for that might indicate a blockage within your drainage system…
If you notice any of the below, please contact us.
- Overflowing Manholes
- Smells from your pipework
- Rising water in Toilet, Sink or Bath/Shower
- Slow draining system
- Gurgling/Bubbling noises when flushing
How will we clear the blockage?
We have a range of equipment to suit each type of blockage – From manual unblocking with drain rods to mechanical unblocking with High Pressure Water Jetting.
We also offer more specialised services including root cutting and chain flail to remove more stubborn blockages.
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Alternative Drainage has been repairing, clearing and cleaning blocked drains for homes and businesses in Yorkshire for over 30 years. Renowned for fast and reliable 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency drainage services that are available to solve any commercial or domestic drainage problem.
Drain Unblocking Services Leeds
Alternative Drainage provide a wide range of drain clearance and repair services in Leeds. We’re confident we’ll get your drainage system working optimally whether it’s a development of 300 new homes, a complex commercial sewage system or a single residenial property. If you’re unsure please give us a call, we’re always happy to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
24/7 Emergency Drain Unblocking
Alternative Drainage offer round-the-clock emergency drain unblocking services in Leeds and the surrounding areas. We understand that drain blockages can occur at inconvenient times, causing disruptions and potential damage. That’s why our dedicated team of experts is available 24/7 to quickly address your drain emergencies.
When you encounter a drain blockage, simply contact our emergency 24 hour emergency call out number at the top of this page, and our experienced technicians will promptly respond to your call. Equipped with advanced tools and techniques, we’ll swiftly identify and resolve the blockage, restoring your drains to optimal functionality. Our goal is to minimize inconvenience and provide long-lasting solutions to prevent future issues.
Clearing Blocked Drains
When you encounter a blocked drain, whether it’s a clogged sink, shower, toilet, or any other drainage issue, our experts are ready to help. We utilise proven techniques and modern equipment to identify the cause of the blockage and implement the most suitable solution.
Our experienced technicians will assess the situation, employing methods such as drain rodding, high-pressure water jetting, or drain snaking to clear the blockage. We prioritise restoring the proper flow of your drains while ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine.
Drain Cleaning and Maintenance
Regular drain cleaning is essential to remove accumulated debris, grease, and other potential blockage-causing substances. Our skilled team of professionals utilises advanced techniques and equipment to thoroughly clean your drains, restoring them to their full functionality.
During the drain cleaning process, our experienced technicians employ methods such as high-pressure water jetting to remove stubborn clogs and buildup. This highly effective approach clears away any obstructions and leaves your drains clean and free from potential issues.
In addition to drain cleaning, we also provide maintenance services to help prevent future blockages. Our experts can offer valuable advice on simple steps you can take to keep your drains in optimal condition. By scheduling regular drain maintenance with Alternative Drainage, you can avoid costly repairs and ensure the long-term efficiency of your plumbing system.
CCTV Drain Inspections
Alternative Drainage offer CCTV drain inspections in Leeds and the surrounding areas to provide a thorough and accurate assessment of your drainage system. Our state-of-the-art CCTV technology allows us to identify hidden issues within your drains, ensuring effective and targeted solutions.
CCTV drain inspections involve the use of advanced cameras inserted into your drainage system to capture real-time footage of the interior pipes. This non-invasive method enables us to pinpoint the exact location of blockages, cracks, leaks, or other potential problems.
Our experienced technicians carefully navigate the CCTV cameras through the pipes, recording high-resolution images and videos. This detailed inspection allows us to identify the root cause of any drainage issues you may be experiencing, providing valuable insights for tailored solutions.
Once the inspection is complete, our team will provide you with a comprehensive report that highlights the findings and recommended actions. We’ll explain the identified problems and present you with a clear understanding of the necessary repairs or maintenance required to restore your drainage system.
By opting for a CCTV drain inspection with Alternative Drainage, you gain peace of mind knowing that we leave no stone unturned in diagnosing your drainage issues. This proactive approach ensures that the appropriate measures are taken to address the root causes effectively.
Trust our professional team to deliver reliable and efficient CCTV drain inspections. With our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, we’ll help you gain a clear understanding of your drainage system’s condition and provide the necessary guidance for optimal performance.
High-Pressure Water Jetting
High-pressure water jetting is a highly effective method that utilizes a powerful stream of water to dislodge and remove stubborn blockages from your drains. It is an environmentally friendly approach that doesn’t involve the use of harsh chemicals, making it safe for both your plumbing system and the environment.
Our experienced team will assess the nature and severity of the blockage, and then employ high-pressure water jetting to deliver a forceful blast of water through the pipes. This process effectively breaks down and flushes away accumulated debris, grease, tree roots, and other stubborn substances causing the blockage.
With our high-pressure water jetting services, we can restore the full functionality of your drains quickly and efficiently, minimizing the risk of future blockages. It is an ideal solution for both residential and commercial properties, ensuring clean and free-flowing drains.
Drain Repairs and Relining
When your drains experience damage or deterioration, prompt repairs are essential to prevent further complications and costly repairs down the line. Our skilled technicians will assess the condition of your drains and recommend the most appropriate repair method.
In cases where traditional excavation is not necessary or desirable, we offer drain relining as a cost-effective and minimally invasive solution. This process involves the insertion of a flexible liner coated with a special resin into the damaged pipe. The liner is then inflated, allowing the resin to adhere to the inner walls of the pipe, creating a new, seamless, and durable surface.
For more extensive damage, we also provide drain repair services that involve traditional excavation techniques. Our team will carefully excavate the affected area, replace the damaged pipe section, and ensure the integrity and proper functioning of your drainage system.
Root Intrusion Removal
When tree roots penetrate your drainage pipes, they can cause significant disruptions to the flow of water and waste. Our experienced technicians employ proven techniques to remove root intrusions and prevent further damage to your plumbing system.
Using advanced equipment, we conduct a thorough assessment of the affected pipes to determine the extent of the root intrusion. We then implement tailored solutions to clear the roots and restore the integrity of your drains.
Our team may employ methods such as high-pressure water jetting, drain snaking, or root cutting tools to safely and efficiently remove the roots. We ensure minimal disruption to your property while effectively addressing the underlying issue.
After removing the root intrusion, we recommend regular maintenance to prevent future occurrences. Our experts can provide advice on preventive measures to minimize the risk of root intrusion and help you maintain clear and functioning drains.
Grease Trap Cleaning and Maintenance
Grease traps are essential components of commercial kitchens and food establishments, designed to capture and prevent the buildup of fats, oils, and grease from entering the drainage system. Our expert team is here to ensure your grease traps are clean, functional, and compliant with regulations.
Regular grease trap cleaning is crucial to prevent clogs, odors, and potential violations of health and safety standards. Our skilled technicians are equipped with the necessary expertise and tools to perform thorough grease trap cleaning, removing accumulated grease and solids that can impede proper drainage.
During the cleaning process, we carefully pump out the contents of the grease trap, ensuring all grease, oils, and debris are properly disposed of in compliance with environmental regulations. We then clean the trap, including the baffles and other components, to ensure optimal performance.
In addition to grease trap cleaning, we offer comprehensive maintenance services to keep your grease traps in peak condition. Our team can schedule regular maintenance visits to inspect and assess your grease trap, identifying any potential issues and addressing them promptly to prevent costly repairs or blockages.
Commercial Drain Unblocking Services
We understand that a blocked drain in a commercial setting can disrupt operations, affect productivity, and potentially lead to health and safety concerns. Our expert team is here to efficiently address any drain blockages, ensuring minimal downtime and a smoothly running business.
We cater to a wide range of commercial establishments, including restaurants, hotels, retail stores, office buildings, and more. Our experienced technicians are equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to handle commercial drain systems of varying sizes and complexities.
Our skilled technicians are experienced in dealing with common commercial drain issues, such as grease buildup, food waste blockages, scale and mineral deposits, and other debris. With our comprehensive understanding of commercial drainage systems, we deliver targeted solutions to address the specific challenges faced by your business.
Residential Drain Unblocking Services
Alternative Drainage specialise in providing residential drain unblocking services in Leeds and the surrounding areas. We understand that a blocked drain in your home can be a major inconvenience, causing disruptions to your daily routine and potential damage to your property. Our expert team is here to quickly and effectively resolve any drain blockages, ensuring the smooth operation of your household plumbing.
Whether it’s a clogged sink, shower, bathtub, toilet, or any other drain in your home, our skilled technicians are equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to tackle the issue. We understand the unique challenges that residential drainage systems can present and employ tailored solutions to address them.
When you contact us for a drain unblocking service, our team will promptly respond to your call and schedule a convenient appointment. We utilize advanced techniques and equipment to accurately diagnose the cause of the blockage and implement the most appropriate solution.
Our experienced technicians will work diligently to clear the blockage, restoring the proper flow of water in your drains. We take care to minimize any potential mess or disruption in your home, ensuring a clean and efficient service.
In addition to resolving the immediate drain blockage, we provide guidance on preventive measures to help you avoid future issues. Our team can offer advice on proper maintenance practices and recommend suitable drain care products to keep your residential plumbing system in optimal condition.
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Blocked Drain FAQs
How do I know my drain is blocked?
You may notice one or more of the following signs if your drains are blocked. You may notice a bad smell, water taking longer to drain from your sink or bath, toilet taking longer to flush than normal or waste or sewage may come back up into your toilet or sink.
I have a smell coming from my drain what could this be?
This could be caused by a blocked within your drainage pipe work or you may have a full manhole outside the property.
My toilet, sink and bath will not drain, what could be causing this?
This could be a sign that you have a blockage further down your drain pipes. There are many things that can cause a blockage such as a build up of soap scum, hair balls, build up of wipes or other none flushable items. This stops the flow of water and waste.
Why is my toilet making gurgling noises?
A toilet bowl gurgles because of negative air pressure in the drain due to a blockage. The water and debris no longer flow freely, so gurgling is the result. The toilet may be blocked, a drain run may be blocked a vent stack on the roof may be blocked.
Why do my drains smell?
Smells can be caused by a number of reasons such as a blocked drain run, a blocked manhole or defective pipe work.
What are the signs of a blocked drain?
Bad smells, toilet not draining properly, water or waste coming back up into sink or toilet, water talking longer to drain.
Can leaves cause my drains to block outside?
Yes is the short answer. A build up of leaves can cause a obstruction in your gullies and drain pipes and the further down the pipe they go the more likely they are to cause a blockage and restrict the flow of water and waste.
How do you unblock a blocked drain?
Call Alternative Drainage. We'll get it unblocked for you and we can usually be with you the same day you call us.
Why is my drain overflowing?
The main reason for this is due to a blockage in the drain. Blockages can be caused by exsessive amounts of toilet roll, incorrect disposal of fats and grease, non bio degradable wipes, nappies, sanitary towels.
What causes blocked drains?
Blockages can be caused by exsessive amounts of toilet roll, incorrect disposal of fats and grease, non bio degradable wipes, nappies, sanitary towels.